Announcing Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PS5 (Spring 2023)

Renowned adventurer Adol “the Red” Christin and his companion Dogi arrive at Balduq, a city annexed by the Romun Empire, only for Adol to be detained before their adventure can begin. While imprisoned, Adol meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who turns him into a Monstrum—a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcize monsters.

Now, Adol must team up with his fellow Monstrums to fend off the fearsome threats emerging from the shadowy dimension known as the Grimwald Nox, unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum curse, and discover the truth behind the unrest within Balduq.

New Silent Hill Series Announcement October 19th

There isn’t a lot to say besides what the title of this says. A vague statement in Twitter announcing there will be news on October 19th at 2pm PDT (5om eastern standard) and the question “In your restless dreams, do you see that town?” It is worth noting this was the first tweet from the official Silent Hill Twitter since January. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Paper Cut Mansion Release Date

Thunderful & Space Lizard Studios are delighted to announce that their mysterious cardboard cut-out thriller, Paper Cut Mansion, is set to be released on 27th October 2022 for PC, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions will follow soon after.

In Paper Cut Mansion you play as Toby, a police detective arriving at the road leading to the eponymous old mansion. You will need to put those detective skills to the test as you seek to unfold the story behind this ominous place, with each run giving you the opportunity to collect another piece of evidence to be tacked on the Evidence Board.

An intriguing cast of characters will be met along your journey through the mansion and may help or hinder you: some will offer you quests that can earn you helpful rewards, some will try to hide and some have more malicious intent toward you.

In each unique run, you will unlock new abilities and discover new equipment. This will offer you the opportunity of defining your own playstyle, in addition to giving you a better chance of overcoming the challenges each procedurally generated attempt throws your way. Intrigue is further added through a dimension-hopping mechanic that lets you leap between alternate versions of the same location that switch up the aesthetics and gameplay.

Factorio Coming to Nintendo Switch

For those that haven’t had the chance to ever play Factorio on PC but have a Nintendo Switch, on October 28th you will have the chance to play a certain addictive game about building,as the name implies, a factory. Exactly how a game of this size and type will play on the Nintendo Switch remains to be seen,however if it runs well Switch owners are in for a treat.

The basic concept is as you crash on a planet your one goal is to build a space ship to escape. You do this by mining what you need to build up generators and such to build bigger and bigger machines and hopefully not get killed by the wildlife of the planet. The PC version is amazing, so check out the trailer below and consider checking out the Switch version. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Lego Bricktales PS4 Review

As always I like to start these things out with a huge thank you to the people over at Clockstone Software and Thunderful Group and everyone else involved with this one for tossing me a copy of this one to check out.

    Next, it should be said if you are looking for a quick laugh and excitement like many of the Lego series games like Lego Batman or Lego Star Wars, this is not really the game for you. This is at its core an attempt to recreate the love of building with real life Legos. Minus of course the unbearable pain of stepping on one because the kids can’t clean up after themselves. (Sorry mom,not so sorry to my dad that knocked over my castle though)

Seriously don’t step on these

  The game does this very well actually, you can even return to places later on and refine the things you build. There is a story mode that is worth checking out obviously but the real fun is always going to be the sandbox mode for many.

  Graphically,the game looks good for what it is and the sound does its job nicely. It won’t be winning any awards because of them but when it comes down to it I am sure that’s not what they were aiming for.  What they did give us are some great looking blocks and sounds that will make anyone feel like a kid again.

My only real gripes here are one, the controls take some getting used to. I always felt like getting the camera or the Lego in the right spot was just a little out of reach and it was frustrating. Not game ruining but ok bigger projects it made me want to snap a Lego guy in half. My other complaint was if you look at the real Lego instructions and the ones you get in game,the game ones aren’t really very detailed for a game trying to recreate the Lego feeling and it becomes more of a puzzle game at times.

  None of this ruins the experience,in fact if you like building with Legos I highly recommend this one. It isn’t for everyone however and if you are the type to toss your blocks across the living room for your parents to step on, maybe think twice about this one. 7/10, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Silence of the Siren (PC)

From the makers of Project Hospital, Oxymoron Games, comes their next title Silence of the Sirens. This one however is quite a bit different.

In Silence of the Sirens several space fairing civilizations will fight it out in turn based combat. As you each attempt to control a distant star system and mine far away planets to gather resources and create a bigger and better army and bases.

There are plenty of great things in this one to look forward to,but these are some of the key features


Explore a rich sci-fi world and discover secrets of a lost civilization

Collect powerful artifacts, secure important resources, upgrade your bases and hire the strongest units

Level-up your commanders and crush your opponents in exciting turn-based battles

Take control over several different species and factions

Old-school strategy game with modern controls and

Look for this one to hit Steam early access sometime next year.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2147380/Silence_of_the_Siren/

Crossroads Inn Fantasy Tavern Simulator Nintendo Switch Review

As always a huge shout out to the people at Klabater for sending me a copy of this one to check out. I always appreciate it.

As you can see from the trailer above,unlike many simulation games this one has a very legitimate story. This will follow you through the entire campaign not just the tutorial as well and that was a nice change of pace. Watching your character go from just some nitwit learning the ropes from your uncle to who you inevitably become was nice.

Designing your own inn is also very well done. Put tables where you want, build store rooms bedrooms even secret rooms that only trusted friends and customers can enter. The detail on this is amazing as well because if you place candles you will actually have to order candles to keep these things burning.

That being said, this isn’t done in an annoying way. I never felt like I was being punished by having to make sure individual candles were lit or anything silly like that and I greatly appreciated that. This game does a lot of things I love and the potential here is absolutely amazing.

Unfortunately, it is in many ways only potential. Many slowdowns plague the experience graphically and this was enough to harm the experience for me and long time readers will know I am very accepting of this usually. There is no shortage of bugs in the game either minor or major. Thankfully none of them are truly game breaking but they are again enough to take a great experience and really hurt it.

This isn’t the only issue, many times workers will simply do their own thing while standing next to what they are supposed to be doing. Once a character fresh off his break washed a couple dishes and returned to his break, he did this for about 3 in game days. Many times getting things to my store room proved to be almost impossible because half way through the job they decided it just didn’t need to be done anymore.

Crossroads Inn is a game I want to love,and there is joy to be found here for some people. It does however require a lot of patience and interest in a niche area within a niche genre. To me this game is a 5/10. Do I enjoy it? Yes. But the many technical difficulties are hard to get used to and many people simply won’t want to do it. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Imperiums: Rome vs Carthage DLC

Some of you may remember a long time ago I reviewed Imperiums: Greek Wars Review which I had a good time with. They have recently released Their newest DLC which has added a ton of new content such as migrating tribes and new historical events along with much more. Check out the trailer below or find it on Steam. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.